|*Canadian Rangers firing their .303's*|
Colt Canada of Kitchener, Ont., has been picked to design modern rifles to replace the vintage firearms used by the Canadian Rangers...Finding spare parts for the Lee-Enfields is a challenge because there are so few manufacturers left who make spare parts for the rifles, first introduced to the British Army in 1895.The current crop of rifles, which were purchased in 1947, come in their original boxes — but supplies are dwindling..."It is important to note that despite the date of manufacture, rifle technology has not changed significantly over the past 60 years and the replacement rifle will likely be very similar to the Lee-Enfield."
The bolt-action rifles are standard-issue weapons for the roughly 5,000 reservists scattered across 200 communities who comprise the Rangers. The weapons work well in the North because they don't tend to freeze up or jam...
What a load of pig-headed ignorant B.S. that is!. Metal is metal. Just because you work a bolt by hand does NOT inherently make the action more reliable, it just makes gun-phobic politicians more comfortable!...One more thing. The India Police still use the Lee-Enfields in numbers, much to their shame when they had to run like chickens when terrorists armed with less powerful, but higher firepower AK-47's, took over Bombay (Mumbai), murdering hundreds of unarmed civilians. India is also extremely anti-gun, as are all the former British colonies, except of course, the USA, although we have to fight daily against the gun-grabbing tyrants, descendants of the British tyrants, that still exist in our midst's...(S9)
Full B.S. article can be found HERE